iTunes (U.S.)
eBay (U.S.)
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
     1. Ant-Man and the Wasp
    2. Jurassic World: Kingdom
   3. Incredibles 2
  4. Solo: A Star Wars Story
 5. Deadpool 2
6. Avengers: Infinity War
         1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
        2. Gladiator
       3. Blade Runner 2049
      4. Batman
     5. Thor: Ragnarok
    6. The Avengers
   7. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  8. Avatar
 9. Dunkirk
10. Phantom Thread
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for The Last Samurai (Hans Zimmer)

Edit | Delete
Where to find the missing track
• Posted by: Thomas   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 1:37 p.m.
• IP Address:
• In Response to: Re: Pearl Harbor? (Phil)

> Hi all,

> Haha, that's an interesting name for this piece of music. But actually,
> this piece was "borrowed" from Pearl Harbor's scene for the
> Doolittle Raid (launching the US planes off their carrier). So it's hardly
> "Japanese" in that way, I think, but it still represents
> victory, triumph especially in times of battle or preparing for battle, in
> general.

> And it's a really good cue (I used to listen to this often, as I loved the
> militaristic drums leading the way into a glorious finish). I was a *bit*
> surprised to hear Zimmer re-use it, but it was used well and really fit
> the final battle sequence. But I wish it was on the soundtrack itself so
> we could hear exactly how it was re-worked for the "Samurai"
> (out of curiosity, because composing/arranging is just fascinating ).

> Phil

Actually if any of you want the track, it doesn't appear on the soundtrack itself, but it is available on the iTunes music store. If you don't have iTunes, you can download it at, then just go to the soundtrack section of the music store, or put in a search for Hans Zimmer. It's called "The Final Charge", and iTunes is the only place I've seen it.

Comments in this Thread:     Expand >>
  • Pearl Harbor?  (3647 views)
       Miyamoto - Friday, December 5, 2003, at 9:51 p.m.
    •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3541 views)
         Adam - Friday, December 5, 2003, at 11:38 p.m.
      •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3590 views)
           Thomas - Saturday, December 6, 2003, at 12:34 a.m.
        •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3477 views)
             Paul - Saturday, January 3, 2004, at 10:38 p.m.
          •    Re: Pearl Harbor?  (3589 views)
               Phil - Tuesday, January 27, 2004, at 11:56 p.m.
            •      Where to find the missing track  (3559 views)    We're Here
                 Thomas - Tuesday, February 3, 2004, at 1:37 p.m.

Copyright © 1998-2018, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.